A total of 102 hospitals now are participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collaborative pilot project that allows ACS NSQIP hospitals to voluntarily report surgical performance measures on the CMS Hospital Compare website. On April 18, the results of the second reporting period were posted to the Hospital Compare website. Since the initial reporting period ended in October 2012, 23 additional hospitals have volunteered to publicly report their ACS NSQIP performance measures. View the results for the 102 hospitals.
Participating hospitals may report results for one or any combination of three National Quality Forum (NQF)–endorsed surgical measures: elderly surgical outcomes, colon surgical outcomes, and lower-extremity bypass surgical outcomes.
Registration is open for the next reporting period scheduled for October 2013. View additional information at http://site.acsnsqip.org/ regarding this initiative and registration procedures.